Quick links to regional news

Mystery surrounding Staindrop School headteacher’s departure explained (Darlington & Stockton Times)

School’s out (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Sports camps for children in school holidays (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Students get licence to thrill at James Bond-themed fundraiser (Hartlepool Mail)
Demolition of St Peter’s School in Gainford begins after fire made building unsafe (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Dales schools face closure under council proposal (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Teesdale School pupil wins poetry competition (Darlington & Stockton Times)
College is digging into the past to find former students (Hartlepool Mail)

The Tenner Challenge (Thomas Hepburn Academy news)

Hartlepool school aims to fill in gaps in learning (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool school basketball team are shooting stars (Hartlepool Mail)
Education chiefs to review schools admissions policy after petition (Hartlepool Mail)
Pupils and staff surprise Hartlepool headteacher with tribute assembly to marks 20 years of achievement (Hartlepool Mail)

Did you attend Middlesbrough’s Hall Garth School? Are you in our ’90s and ’00s pictures? (GazetteLive)

Fears over plans to turn five Newcastle East End schools into academies (ChronicleLive)
Fears of obesity ‘timebomb’ as Newcastle pupil clocks 15st – the heaviest in the North East (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside
Katy on the ball for school visit (News Guardian)
New leader to help schools (News Guardian)
Model students shine at lego showcase (News Guardian)

Cramlington schoolboy offered scholarship at prestigious Eton College (ChronicleLive)
Creative-writing group shares its poems (Northumberland Gazette)
Partnership tackling school truants (News Post Leader)
Radio presenters take Ashington school to heart (News Post Leader)
Kids over the moon with NASA’s letter (News Post Leader)
Ashington pupils to have their plays staged at city theatre (News Post Leader)

Redcar & Cleveland 
How students and staff worked together to turn failing Bydales School around (GazetteLive)
“Miss, you took 10 children into there today, and left with 10 inspired young women!” (Inspire2Learn Blog)

South Tyneside
South Shields schoolteacher calls police on problem parking parents (Shields Gazette)
Driving school for kids gets into gear in South Shields (Shields Gazette)
South Shields schoolboy Logan is a real joker (Shields Gazette)
Deadline for young performers is approaching (Shields Gazette)
Hebburn pupils load up splurge guns for production of Bugsy Malone (Shields Gazette)

Hop on board and take a look around Billingham Primary School’s new library bus (GazetteLive)
Plans to merge two of Teesside’s leading private schools will not go ahead (GazetteLive)

Quake victims say thanks to Sunderland school for help (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland students set to turn detective on war graves visit (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland’s free school is continuing to improve (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland pupils add new chapters to Codex bible (Sunderland Echo)